Identity movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant identity movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, cerebral, suspenseful, interesting and enigmatic films and TV shows about / with identity, dialogue, storytelling, catastrophe, mentor, murder, loneliness, mystery, runaway and secrets plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as identity: Frank (2014), The Passenger (1975), Source Code (2011), Identity Thief (2013), Enemy of the State (1998), Inland Empire (2006), Sami Blood (2016), Beneath Clouds (2002), Youth Without Youth (2007), Chasing Ghosts (2005).

List of identity movies

 7.0
 68K
Frank (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young wannabe musician who discovers he has bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.
Style: tragicomedy, semi serious, touching, melancholic, lyrical ...
Plot: music, identity, music band, eccentricity, suicide, mental illness, creativity, deadpan, loneliness, character study, depression, musician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, ireland, britain
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 7.6
 18K
The Passenger (1975)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: David Locke (Jack Nicholson) is a world-weary American journalist who has been sent to cover a conflict in northern Africa, but he makes little progress with the story. When he discovers the body of a stranger who looks similar to him, Locke assumes ...
Style: stylized, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: desert, identity, hotel, on the road, reporter, passport, guide, truck, journalist, espionage, journalism, starting over ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, barcelona, africa, yugoslavia, north africa ...
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 7.5
 436K
Source Code (2011)
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a top-secret experimental program that enables ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, twists and turns, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, destiny, bomb, save the day, suspicion, nuclear threat, train, danger, imaginary, race against time, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, afghanistan, chicago illinois
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 5.7
 110K
Identity Thief (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When a mild-mannered businessman learns his identity has been stolen, he hits the road in an attempt to foil the thief -- a trip that puts him in the path of a deceptively harmless-looking woman.
Style: humorous, funny, idiotic, absurd, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nothing goes right, thief, crime, cons and scams, escapades, road trip, dishonesty, pretense, dumb, stupidity, unlikely friendships, sarcasm ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colorado, florida, miami, usa, cross country
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Enemy of the State (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Hotshot Washington lawyer, Robert Dean becomes a victim of high-tech identity theft when a hacker slips an incriminating video into his pocket. Soon, a rogue National Security agent sets out to recover the tape – and destroy Dean.
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: satellite, fighting the system, manhunt, surveillance, corruption, paranoia, witnessing a crime, mexican standoff, political conspiracy, uncover truth, conspiracy, lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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 7.0
 48K
Inland Empire (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Poland, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: An actress's perception of reality becomes increasingly distorted as she finds herself falling for her co-star in a remake of an unfinished Polish production that was supposedly cursed.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, surreal, serious, realistic ...
Plot: identity, murder, circus, danger, infidelity, filmmaking, seance, makeup artist, debt, dancer, actress, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland, california, europe, usa, los angeles ...
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 7.4
 4K
Sami Blood (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Elle Marja, 14, is a reindeer-breeding Sami girl. Exposed to the racism of the 1930s and phrenological examinations at her boarding school, she starts dreaming of another life. To achieve this other life she has to become someone else and break all ...
Style: harsh
Plot: coming of age, racism, boarding school, lapland, identity, sister sister relationship, teenage girl, teacher, sister, runaway, minority, indigenous ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: sweden
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 7.1
 864
Beneath Clouds (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of Lena, the light-skinned daughter of an Aboriginal mother and Irish father and Vaughn, a Murri boy doing time in a minimum security prison in North West NSW. Dramatic events throw them together on a journey with no money and no ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating
Plot: on the road, social injustice, single mother, prison, bus, irish, prejudice, identity, convict, coming of age, racism, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, sydney australia
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Youth Without Youth (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA, Romania, France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A love story wrapped in a mystery. Set in Europe before WWII, professor of language and philosophy Dominic Matei is struck by lightning and ages backwards from 70 to 40 in a week, attracting the world and the Nazis. While on the run, the professor ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, psychological, gloomy, philosophical ...
Plot: aging, elderly, hospital, lightning, doctor, identity, fountain of youth, suicidal, amnesia, supernatural ability, miraculous event, psychopath ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s, 70s ...
Place: romania, india, asia, europe, nepal ...
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Chasing Ghosts (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A serial killer targeting the city's mobsters taunts police with clues and photos left behind at the crime scenes. A veteran cop takes on a rookie partner hoping to crack one last case before retiring. As the web of deception and lies unravels, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, identity, investigation, crime, police investigation, ghost, mystery, one last job, protagonist as suspect, special agents, supernatural ability, manhunt ...
Time: contemporary
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Drifting Flowers (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three poetic tales of seeking the true identity. In the first story, Jing, a blind singer, falls in love with her band's tomboy accordionist Diego. In another time and place, Lily, an elderly lesbian and Yen, her gay friend, create an ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sexual, touching
Plot: gender, identity, lesbian, gays and lesbians, music band, lgbt, illness, romance, feminism, love affair, coming out, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany, taiwan
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 7.7
 33K
The Tenant (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A quiet and inconspicuous man (Trelkovsky) rents an apartment in France where the previous tenant committed suicide, and begins to suspect his landlord and neighbors are trying to subtly change him into the last tenant so that he too will kill ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, surreal, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: suicide, obsession, ghost, identity, mystery, mental illness, mentally unstable, supernatural, lodger, neighbor, psychopath, split personality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france
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 7.6
 85K
Boys Don't Cry (1999)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Female born, Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.
Style: bleak, emotional, touching, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: transsexual, gender bending, rape, hidden identity, small town, cross dressing, anger, murder, sex, gender, tragic love, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: nebraska, usa
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Mulholland Drive (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Style: mind bending, psychological, twists and turns, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: strong sexual content, lesbian, amnesia, uncover truth, mystery, hallucination, postmodernism, surrealism, obsession, mysterious character, hollywood, showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Being John Malkovich (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Spike Jonze’s debut feature film is a love story mix of comedy and fantasy. The story is about an unsuccessful puppeteer named Craig, who one day at work finds a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich. The portal soon becomes a passion for ...
Style: offbeat, surreal, talky, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: sexual identity, puppeteer, obsession, pet, love triangle, identity, immortality, lesbian, actor, postmodernism, urban, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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 7.2
 28K
The Salton Sea (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After the murder of his beloved wife, a man in search of redemption is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey, he befriends slacker Jimmy "The Finn", becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette from her ...
Style: bleak, tense, clever, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug abuse, neo noir, dual identity, crime, neo-noir, vengeance, addiction, identity, heroin, cocaine, ex convict, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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The Bourne Identity (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 185 min.
Story: An unconscious man is washed ashore on the beach of a small French village during a heavy storm. A retired doctor takes care of the unconscious stranger. When the mysterious man recovers, he can't remember a thing...he does not know his name, ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: amnesia, espionage, on the run, identity, adventure, bank, government agency, terrorism, secret agents, ambush, hitman, mission of murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: zurich switzerland, paris france, france
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 6.2
 4K
Advantageous (2015)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter, Jules, do all they can to hold on to their joy, despite the instability surfacing in their world.
Style: serious, thought provoking, bleak, gloomy, futuristic ...
Plot: unemployment, corporation, identity, single parent, life is a bitch, society, family in crisis, future dystopia, mother daughter relationship, family relations, technology, single mother ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, united states, california
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 6.5
 7K
Shattered (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Dan Merrick comes out from a shattering car accident with amnesia. He finds that he is married to Judith who is trying to help him start his life again. He keeps getting flashbacks about events and places that he can't remember. He meets pet ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, infidelity, memory loss, amnesia, hospital, car accident, plastic surgery, murder, mystery, neo-noir, coma ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oregon
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When Day Breaks (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia, France, Croatia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of a retired music professor, Misha Brankov, who under unusual circumstances discovers his true origins. At the place where once stood a Nazi concentration camp for Jews during World War II, a metal box filled with documents is found. It ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: golden years, concentration camp, obsessive quest, identity, holocaust, self discovery, escapades, uncover truth, haunted by the past, elderly, family relations, buried truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, serbia
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 6.7
 229
Tramontane (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Lebanon, France, Qatar, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Rabih, a young blind man, lives in a small village in Lebanon. He sings in a choir and edits Braille documents for an income. His life unravels when he tries to apply for a passport and discovers that his identification card, which he has carried ...
Plot: blindness, passport, braille, choir, false identity, identity, bureaucracy, stage performance, war veteran, fake id, drumming, secret past ...
Time: 2010s
Place: lebanon
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Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, captivating, serious, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mental illness, suicide attempt, friendship, psychiatrist, suicide, diary, patient, nurse, friends, crazy, doctors and patients, coming of age ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: usa
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 6.9
 2K
Transit  (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The German troops are just outside Paris. Georg escapes to Marseille at the last moment. His luggage contains the legacy of a writer named Weidel, who took his own life out of fear of persecution. This legacy comprises a manuscript, some letters and ...
Plot: identity, consulate, fake passport, deaf mute, welding, mute, stolen identity, train ride, deaf, hiding, soccer ball, asthma ...
Place: marseille, paris france
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 5.5
 101
The Chrysalis (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 2013 Chinese horror film directed by Qiu Chuji
Plot: identity, romance, medical mask, surgical gown, dental mask, kidnap, nurse hat, surgical mask, nurse uniform, motorcycle helmet, latex gloves, asian ...
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 8.4
 119K
Sense8 (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: One gunshot, one death, one moment out of time that irrevocably links eight minds in disparate parts of the world, putting them in each other's lives, each other's secrets, and in terrible danger. Ordinary people suddenly reborn as ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: supernatural, lgbt, danger, love affair, imaginary, survival, destiny, chases and races, supernatural ability, hopes, telepathy, mind control ...
Time: 21st century
Place: mumbai india, berlin germany, chicago illinois
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 7.6
 38K
The Body (2012)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A woman’s body disappears mysteriously from the morgue without a trace. Police inspector Jaime Peña investigates the strange occurrence with the help of Álex Ulloa, the widower of the missing woman.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, missing person, investigation, uncover truth, crimes, morgue, infidelity, love, revenge, mystery, haunted by the past, spouse killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, barcelona
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 4.5
 437
Lisístrata (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: 411 BC, Sparta and Athens are in a endless war, but Lisistrata, a beautiful woman has an idea to stop the fight, and convinces all the women to do it: no sex until there is peace.
Plot: sex, soldier, kiss, identity, greek, god, ancient, peace, war, greek god, husband wife relationship, lesbian kiss ...
Place: greece, ancient greece
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 6.5
 19K
Hero (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Bernie Laplante is having a rough time. He's divorced, his ex-wife hates him and has custody of their son, the cops are setting a trap for him, then to top it all, he loses a shoe whilst rescuing passengers of a crashed jet. Being a thief who ...
Style: clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: rescue, air disaster, reporter, mistaken identity, chase, custody battle, identity, danger, dishonesty, vengeance, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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Takva: A Man's Fear of God (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Turkey
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Humble and introvert Muharrem lives in a solitary and meager existence of a prayer and sexual abstinence adhering strictly to the most severe Islamic doctrines.His extraordinary devotion attracts the attention of the leader of a rich and powerful ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: society, religions or cults, fall in love, prayer, money, faith, shyness, koran, identity crisis, church service, social issues, heaven ...
Time: contemporary
Place: istanbul turkey
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 6.9
 1K
Ghosts (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Nina, an end-of-teenage orphan with mental problems, starts a new job as a garden cleaner when she meets Toni. They fell in love with each other, but soon Toni starts betraying Nina. In the meantime, Francoise is picked up at a psychic department of ...
Plot: unsociability, children's home, identity, french, diary, security camera, friendship, lesbian interest, lgbt, casting, lesbian kiss
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